Located in the Santa Croce neighborhood of Florence, the CAPA Florence Program hosts students to attend classes and soak up history and culture in the center of the city’s traditional art quarter. As a completely walk able city, students experience the rich history of the renaissance city around every corner. In Florence, learning does not stop at the classroom door. Students have endless world-renowned museums to visit as well as access to the library at the British Institute, which is home to more than 50,000 English books. Through exploring Florence, the home to the Renaissance, students encounter diversity in neighborhoods with distinctive shops, art, restaurants, and lifestyle.
The CAPA Buenos Aires Program is hosted at Universidad Austral, located in one of the cities’ most beautiful neighborhoods. A small prestigious school, Universidad Austral connects easily to the city for easy travel to many famous landmarks including the Teatro Colon, the Obelisk, Recoleta Cemetery, the museum mile, and much more. Students live with host families throughout the city with daily breakfast and dinner included. If you want to experience the diverse Latin American culture of Buenos Aires firsthand, this is the program for you.
Don’t be fooled by Dublin’s small size and easy navigation, the Georgian architecture provides the backdrop to a Silicon Valley like booming tech industry. The contrast between new and old facilitates diversity seen through European and Asian influences. Students of the CAPA Dublin Program study at Griffith College, a private Irish university with buildings dating to 1813. Centrally located, students have walk able access to Dublin city as well as any activities at Griffith College’s Student Union. Focus on a curriculum in The Creative Arts, Exploring the Media, Human Rights, Crime and Journalism, or Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society or take classes in your field.
The gateway to Australia’s vast countryside, Sydney is a vibrant hub of international business, fine arts, design, theater, technology, politics, and finance. CAPA’s Sydney Program puts students right in the middle of it all located near the historic Rocks district and Sydney’s famous harbor. Discover more than the city’s 70+ white sand beaches, surf culture, and iconic Opera House. In Sydney alone there are more than 120 nationalities with a vibrant foodie scene, rich history, and opportunity to learn about Aboriginal communities.
Located in the posh Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, CAPA’s London Program sits in Victorian townhouses minutes away from famous landmarks. Travel everywhere by the Underground “Tube” or take a stroll down any street to find something amazing. Take in the free museums, embrace the “foodie” culture, or enjoy the sights, London has something for everyone. Not to mention the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city.
Centrally located in the heart of Shanghai, CAPA’s Program places students in the world’s newest powerhouse. Students study at East China Normal University (ECNU) a world-renowned research university known for its beautiful campus scenes with gardens, canals, bridges, and open space. In your free time explore all the diverse things Shanghai has to offer such as famously adventurous street food, state of the art transportation, bartering at markets, etc. In Shanghai the world is at your fingertips as a business, tech, and international trade hub. As seen from the global impact of Shanghai’s economy, diversity is everywhere in the bustling city described as “The Venice of China.”
In 2014 the UK government reported that the fastest growing sector in the economy was that of the creative arts. This unique program gives students the opportunity to learn about a huge industry, to explore their own abilities for creation, and to participate in a community of creativity within one of the world’s most innovative cities. London is a stimulus for international artistic culture and an environment rich in opportunities for all students looking to challenge themselves or participate in the drama of creativity. London has something for everyone, including the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city. Under the direction of the institute director students will be required to select a minimum of 15-credits from the courses provided, attend all designated field events, and participate in the Cheltenham Literary Festival in the first weekend of October. Students will spend the weekend in Cheltenham, attend key events and meet with writers and organizers to gain insight into the creative process and the economics, management and promotion of a major international event. Students will gain an understanding of the influential role the creative arts industry has on national and global economics. Through studying and practical experience in the creative arts, students will enhance their communication skills as well as develop awareness for the range of employment throughout the industry.
It’s impossible to imagine what it’s like to be convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, and yet it happens every day to innocent people across the globe. The progress of science and ability analyze evidence in new ways, along with determination for justice, is giving many of these people a chance to be set free. CAPA’s wrongful conviction seminar is taught by a lawyer who has spent much of his life dedicated to freeing those wrongly imprisoned through the California Innocence Project. In this seminar, you will be study lectures, readings, videos, and participate in case studies and exercises to best understand how to protect the rights of those mistakenly incarcerated.
Learn about community activism through observing and participating in important local, national, and trans-national agencies. In the Institute, students learn to understand and analyze the theoretical perspectives that shape social activism. By the end of the Institute, students will have a clear idea of how globalization impacts communities and urban environments. Participating hands on in the social dynamics of London, students observe the ways in which the lives of residents reflect the diversity of one of the most radically transformed environments in the world. London has something for everyone, including the more than 300 different languages spoken in this hugely diverse city. This certificate goes beyond a minor by exploring a topic using courses across several majors. The courses combine discussing theory in the classroom with practical experiences outside the classroom. Students will develop skills needed for a life of active and engaged citizenship. The certificate authorizes that students connect ideas with action in exploring a pathway to a career in a civic or political industry. The certificate takes the place of a minor or specialization.